Art detective finds missing gift from Oscar Wilde | AFP

A ring once given as a present by the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde has been recovered. Dutch art detective Arthur Brand, dubbed the “Indiana Jones of the art world”, found the item more than 15 years after it was stolen from Oxford University.

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Protesters march for climate change action in the Netherlands | AFP

Protesters, including many young people, march through the streets of The Hague to demand that the Dutch government and other world leaders take more action against global warming. IMAGES

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UK PM Boris Johnson meets with Dutch counterpart at the UN | AFP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. IMAGES

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Curious visitors flock to Nazi design expo at Dutch Museum | AFP

Visitors are flocking to see a controversial exhibition of designs from Hitler’s Nazi regime, held at a museum in the southern Dutch city of Den Bosch.

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Von der Leyen announces Timmermans will head EU Green Deal | AFP

The European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen announces that Dutch politician Frans Timmermans will head the European Green Deal. Starting November 1, the new team will take on a range of tricky challenges, from climate change to an unpredictable US and the Brexit aftermath. SOUNDBITE

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MH17 plane crash | AFP Animé

Videographic on the MH17 air disaster. Dutch investigators expressed concern Thursday they will be unable to question a Ukrainian man over the downing of flight MH17 after a court in Kiev freed him pending trial.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Religion, old habits lead to low vaccination levels in Dutch village | AFP

A councillor and residents of Urk and nearby villages say religion and bad habits are some of the reasons for the small and tight-knit Dutch fishing community’s low vaccination levels against measles, which led to an outbreak in early June.

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Sex workers give red light to leaving famed Amsterdam district | AFP

Bathed in red neon light, hundreds of prostitutes ply their trade from behind windows in the narrow canalside streets of Amsterdam – and that’s how they want it to stay. The Dutch capital’s first female mayor has vowed to clean up the notorious red light district and possibly even close some of the famed window booths, but sex workers say they won’t move.

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Fishing for plastic on Amsterdam’s eco-friendly canal cruises | AFP

While eco-tourism is booming around the world, the Dutch company Plastic Whale is offering a new style of cruises along Amsterdam’s famous canals. Participants aim to fish as much plastic waste as possible during a two-hour boat tour. In 2018, nearly 12,000 people took part in these cruises, with participants ranging from tourists or Dutch citizens from businesses and schools.

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ShowBiz Minute: Hauer. ASAP Rocky, The Rock

Stars pay tribute to Dutch actor Rutger Hauer; ASAP Rocky charged with assault over fight in Sweden; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson visits protesters in Hawaii. (July 25)

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Dutch collector presents D-Day flag to the US

A worn, tattered and stained Old Glory has returned home. An American flag that flew on the stern of a boat carrying the first waves of US troops to land in Normandy, France, on D-Day during World War II has been donated to the United States. (July 18)

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Today in History for July 15th

Highlights of this day in history: President Richard Nixon announces his breakthrough trip to China; Fashion designer Gianni Versace slain; Aerospace giant Boeing founded; Dutch painter Rembrandt born. (July 15)

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Images before the beginning of Bastille Day military parade | AFP

French President Emmanuel Macron put European military cooperation at the heart of the Bastille Day parade at a time of growing tensions with the United States. Key EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, are to join Macron to watch the annual parade down the Champs Elysees that marks the July 14, 1789 storming of the Bastille fortress in Paris in the French Revolution. IMAGES before the parade

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WC-2019: Dutch fans’ joy after victory over Sweden | AFP

Dutch supporters in the Hague jump for joy as Netherlands qualifies for the Women’s World Cup final, after a 1-0 extra-time win over Sweden. IMAGES

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Dutch supporters turn campsite into supporters HQ | AFP

Red-white-blue flags, jerseys and orange flip-flops… the “Les Plages de l’Ain” campsite, near Lyon, has been transformed into a hub for Dutch supporters ahead of tonight’s women’s World Cup semi final between the Netherlands and Sweden. This is the closest major campsite to the Décines-Charpieu stadium, where the second semi-final will take place, followed by the final on July 7.

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MH17 investigators name three Russian suspects, one Ukrainian | AFP

Dutch prosecutors are to put four people on trial for murder next year over the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, in which 298 people were killed. IMAGES

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Pistol ‘used in Van Gogh suicide’ on auction in Paris | AFP

The gun with which Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh allegedly took his own life will go under the hammer on 19 June at the Hôtel Drouot auction house in Paris.

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Signal, DLR & Abis – Artworld

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Sofa Sounds returns with another collaborative single, as label boss DLR teams up with Dutch talents Signal & Abis.

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Dutch Prime Minister Rutte casts EU ballot

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has voted in the European elections in The Hague. The Netheralnds and UK kicked off four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments.

Dutch populist Thierry Baudet casts his vote in EU elections

Dutch populist Thierry Baudet, leader of the Forum for Democracy (FvD) party, votes in Amsterdam in the European Parliament elections. Anti-immigration, anti-EU and climate change-sceptic, the FvD is expected to be the main winner of the elections in The Netherlands, according to opinion polls.